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Kc asks...This question is about:
My dog is house trained and has been for a while. Most days she is very well behaved, but she has a problem peeing on my bed at times, usually around bedtime. It hasn't happened too frequently but it has happened twice this week. I live in an apartment but I take her out regularly. When it happens she knows she's done something wrong and i always quickly scold her and crate her. It's gotten to the point where she will pee on the bed and then shamefully walk into her crate on her own. I'm sick of dry cleaning everything every week and don't know what else to do. Can you explain this behavior and do you have any advice?
Rebecca asks...This question is about:
Wallie is all around a great dog, and very well behaved. He loves socializing with other dogs and plays at the dog park several days a week. We have noticed over the past year and half of having him that he shows aggression towards 3 specific breeds almost consistently. These breeds are; Huskies, Boxers, and Bulldogs. It is not that he makes a point to start a fight with them but if they approach him and get in his space he gets upset. Why does it seem to be breed related? And what can we do?
Cavyn asks...This question is about:
It's complicated. feel the need to give you our background before popping the question. I am now a jr in college(suffering seperation anxiety during the weekdays cuz my girl doesn't wake me up) who dreamed of training a frisbee dog while in jr. high. For nearly a year, I begged my parents for our fourth dog. It worked. I knew a Border Collie was going to be a hand full but I still was not prepared for what was to come. I joined a disc dog club and worked with her daily. She was talented and I had a knack for throwing frisbees. Fly's work ethic and intensity if admirable, but her behavior towards other dogs and people is not. I didn't understand the need for socialization; and living out in the country, she was only exposed to my three other large breed dogs until she was a year old. I live on 6 acres and at around 3 or 4 moths, I found her out laying in the field. I ran to her thinking she might be dead but it seems she has just hurt her leg. I don't know if my Pyrenees fell on her or what but she has always been terrible with other dogs. This could also be because I may have gotten her too young. 6 weeks. Because of her problem, I left the club and gave up. Over the course of 5 yrs I have taken her to three trainers each with a very different approach. My latest one seems to be working the most but the progress is painfully slow. I can now tell her to stay, around of class of dogs also on the stay command, and walk away. Would not have happened a year ago. As long as nobody gets too close she is fine. But its terrible to me to watch all the dogs go to the play area, and have fun while we have to stand and watch. I've tried having her approach friendly RELAXED dogs(sheesh, hyper dogs send her into a frenzy), but its like she just doesn't know what to do with other dogs. She NEVER plays with my other dogs. She just avoids them most of the time and growls if they get to excited, too close, or simply make her nervous. I've seen other dog aggressive dogs get over their problems, most in less than a month after visiting my current trainer. It's amazing to see a a formerly dog aggressive shelter dog go into the dog park and play. I want her to have fun and I want to take her places. Just yesterday when I took her to tractor supply for a class and pet contest, a man offered to let me bring her to his farm to let her try to work the sheep. He raises Border Collies. I didn't get a chance to tell him about her problem with other dogs. AND a lady came up to me to tell me my girl would make a great frisbee dog and that I should join the club in Dallas. THAT cut me deep since I had been a member of the DDDC for two years. Then a man asked me if she had fun during the class. I had to reply, "No, she really doesn't know how to have fun." I have to drag her through the agility course. She is just so tense in new places. I just kinda feel like its ruining my life. I worked for a vet for a year and took her with me to the kennel every Saturday trying to adjust her. I am now at school, go home on the weekends and take her everywhere I can. She behaves very well when no people or dogs approach her. People at the city park always tell me they've never seen such a good dog. **Sigh** Then they try to pet her. She's really shy with new people in a place other than home. If you could give me some advice, it would be GREATLY appreciated. It has been a life goal to conquer this problem.
Sobin asks...This question is about:
I want a very loyal,intelligent and very easy to train dog and also guard capability should be there too.Dog will be mostly indoor only since I am having a vry small yard.I can exercise dog for 45min everyday while jogging and want a dog which shed less since it will be inside house only..daily visitors are used to be there in my house where dog will be used too of it..and i live in a moderate climate..and one family memeber is just 5yrs..odrs all are adult..plzzz suggest me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Car chasing barking